Place of migration:
Stayed in Ireland

James Ahern was baptised in Ballindangan Church on 6 Jan 1856. He was the eldest son of Patrick Ahern and Elizabeth Kinane Ballylough Mitchelstown Co Cork .

James completed his studies at the Royal College of Surgeons, St Stephens Green Dublin 5th Aug 1876 and was registered as a medical doctor 21 December 1876.

He was  Dispensary Doctor at Ballyvourney Macroom Co Cork 1878-1881 and in Rathcormac Fermoy Co Cork 1881-1898

James married Mary Ellen O'Kearney 18 December 1883 at her home in Rockview Kildorrery Co Cork . 

James Ahern died 8 Sept 1898 of Heamostasis at his home in Rathcormac Co Cork . 

 

Additional Information
Date of Birth 6th Jan 1856  
Date of Death 8th Sep 1898 VIEW SOURCE

Comments

  • Good day, I am starting a genealogy project and am hitting a brick wall. My family name is Ahearn (US spelling). Me Da was the first generation born here. His father was John Ahearn born 05/1907, and his grandfather was Michael Ahearn. I'm finding different spellings? All are sadly gone and I am having difficulty finding information. Would you be kind enough to point me in the right direction?  Thank you and best regards, Laurianne Ahearn-DeMartino

     

     

    Celticredla

    Monday 20th July 2020, 10:03PM
  • I was interested in your post.  My great grandfather also was James Ahern and was from Ballindangan. He married Mary Regan on Feb. 9, 1869 in the Catholic Church of Glanworth.  His occupation is tailor and his father Pat Ahern also was a tailor.  I'm not sure where or when he was born.  He appears in the Ireland Census of 1901 & 1911.

    My grandfather John Ahern (James and Mary's son) was born July 4, 1873 in Ballindangan.  He and three of his four siblings left Ireland for Boston, Ma.USA.

    There must be some connection in our families.

    Jim Ahern

    Jim Ahern

    Thursday 1st April 2021, 03:59PM
  • I was interested in your post.  My great grandfather also was James Ahern and was from Ballindangan. He married Mary Regan on Feb. 9, 1869 in the Catholic Church of Glanworth.  His occupation is tailor and his father Pat Ahern also was a tailor.  I'm not sure where or when he was born.  He appears in the Ireland Census of 1901 & 1911.

    My grandfather John Ahern (James and Mary's son) was born July 4, 1873 in Ballindangan.  He and three of his four siblings left Ireland for Boston, Ma.USA.

    There must be some connection in our families.

    Jim Ahern

    Jim Ahern

    Thursday 1st April 2021, 04:04PM
  • Jim Ahern,

    RE: James Ahern of Ballindangan

    Jim, I found through Ancestry.com that you and I are DNA matches.  I descend from a Michael Kelleher and Mary Neil of Manning Townland, Glanworth.  I also found you on GEDmatch.  Based on these two sources and the context of shared matches on GEDmatch, it seems most likely that you and I are matched through Mary Neil who was originally from Curraghoo which is north of Glanworth town and closer to Ballindangan.  Today I have been doing some research into your family to see how we may be connected.  I saw that James Ahern and Mary Ryan's first daughter born in 1869 was listed as born in Flemingstown - that peaked my curiosity because recently another Neil DNA match cousin posited whether the common history for the two of us might not be in Flemingstown.

    In any event, I found more records today that might be of interest to you.  I believe that James' parents were Patrick Ahern, the tailor, (as you noted) and a Catherine Cusick/Cusack.  I have found a number of baptisms for a Patrick Ahern and Catherine Cusick (various spellings).  These include:  Francis (1841), Anna (1842), John (1844), Ellen (1847), another Ellen (1855).  I did not find James.  However, on irishgenealogy.ie I then found the death records for Patrick Ahern, tailor, Ballindangan, in 1888 at age 80, widowed, and then for Catherine Ahern, Ballindangan, 1871, age 52.  Both of these deaths were registered by their son, James, in Kildorrery.  This differs from your tree which shows that Patrick Ahern's wife was Ellen Sullivan - but I think that these records knit together pretty well to show that Patrick and Catherine are the parents.

    I also looked at a number of records from the Petty Sessions court records that describe a number of incidents of "trespass" of goats and other animals from the property of Patrick Ahern, tailor of Ballindangan, and, later, James Ahern, tailor of Ballindangan onto the property of a neighbor, John Wall.  Looking at the Tithe Applotment Books, there is a Francis Ahern living in Ballindangan in 1825 - and adjacent to a John Wall.  Since both Patrick Ahern and James Ahern had sons named Francis, I suspect that this Francis Ahern is the father of Patrick Ahern (1808-1888).

    I am sending you a similar message through Ancestry.com.

    Patrick Murphy,

    Chicago, IL

    padraigm

    Monday 23rd August 2021, 10:38PM